Fall 2010 Class Schedule (SCC)



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ET 145    Basic Computer System Repair I    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 12 hours LEC ; 18 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course to personal computer repair. The course will begin with an overview of the history of computer repair and discussion of common computer repair nomenclature, diagnostic software, and the theory of computer operations. The course will also introduce the student to the use of the Internet for locating technical repair documentation on the Web.

Schedule: Five Week - First, Aug 21-Sep 28
M         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 338         24266 
Textbook
W         08:00AM-11:05AM LAB S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 338           
On-Campus

M         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 339         29062 Textbook
W         05:30PM-08:35PM LAB S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 339           
On-Campus


ET 146    Basic Computer System Repair II    3 Units

Prerequisite: ET 145 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is the second of three courses in computer repair. It will use knowledge and skills of ET 145 to expand the students familiarization with computer hardware and software at a component level. This will give students an overview of repair procedures of a computer system. The scope of the course will include personal computer fabrication and common problem solutions. Troubleshooting philosophies and techniques are emphasized.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 29-Dec 15
M         08:00AM-11:05AM LEC S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 338         25984 
Textbook
W         08:00AM-12:15PM LAB S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 338           
On-Campus

M         05:30PM-08:25PM LEC S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 339         29066 Textbook
W         05:30PM-09:45PM LAB S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 339           
On-Campus


ET 300    DC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra or ET 15 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent prerequisite.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ET 306 and ET 310.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to provide instruction in the basic concepts of DC theory including a study of the composition of matter, circuit fundamentals, voltage, current, and resistance in series, parallel and combination circuit configurations. Laboratory activities provide hands-on projects that include operation and use of electronic equipment required by industry.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
TTh       12:45PM-02:05PM LEC S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 338         24256 
Textbook
TTh       02:15PM-05:20PM LAB S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 338           
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:55PM LEC X.Covarrubias        SCC MAIN RHN 339         27916 Textbook
TTh       07:05PM-10:10PM LAB X.Covarrubias        SCC MAIN RHN 339           
On-Campus


ET 301    AC Theory and Circuit Fundamentals    2.5 Units

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ET 300 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent prerequisite.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ET 306 and ET 311.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to provide instruction in the basic concepts of AC theory including a study of circuit fundamentals, voltage, current, resistance and RLC impedances in series, and parallel and combination circuit configurations. Laboratory activities provide hands-on projects that include operation and use of electronic equipment required by industry.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
TTh       12:45PM-02:05PM LEC S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 338         24262 
Textbook
TTh       02:15PM-05:20PM LAB S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 338           
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-07:00PM LEC X.Covarrubias        SCC MAIN RHN 339         26970 Textbook
TTh       07:10PM-10:15PM LAB X.Covarrubias        SCC MAIN RHN 339           
On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Donovan            Off Campus SMUD          31135 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LAB W.Donovan            Off Campus SMUD            
Off-Campus - Sacramento Municipal Utility District classroom.
William M. Donovan, Trainer for electrical crafts at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) - contact number (916) 971-3905, donovaw@scc.losrios.edu. After signing up for the class at SCC, send Mr. Donovan an email. He will send you the directions to the Field Reporting Facility (FRF) building, classroom E & F. The classroom is located at the 6100 Folsom Boulevard entrance to the SMUD campus. The first class meeting is Thursday, August 26, 2010, 5:30 pm - 10:05 pm.


ET 306    Electronics Fabrication and Soldering Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in ET 300 and ET 301.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the skills needed for identification and the safe and efficient use of hand tools and soldering equipment used in basic electronics repair. Familiarization with fabrication, soldering/de-soldering techniques, electrostatic discharge (ESD), assembly, and safety practices are covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         08:00AM-08:50AM LEC S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 339         24238 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:15PM LAB S.Kumar              SCC MAIN RHN 339           
On-Campus


ET 310    Mathematics for DC Circuit Fundamentals, Part I    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra or ET 15 with a grade of "C" or better, or qualifying mathematics assessment test scores or equivalent.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ET 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the application of the basic concepts of algebra to solve electronic problems in DC resistive series parallel circuits. Instruction will be given in the use of powers of ten, algebra, and other mathematical concepts necessary for calculation of resistance, DC voltage, and current distribution in series, parallel, and combination circuits.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
F         01:00PM-04:10PM LEC W.Ng                 SCC MAIN RHN 338         25966 
Textbook
On-Campus


ET 311    Mathematics for AC Circuit Fundamentals, Part II    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ET 310 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent prerequisite.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ET 301.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the application of the basic concepts of algebra and trigonometry to solve electronic problems in AC-RLC series/parallel circuits. Instruction will be given in the use of powers of ten, logarithms, algebra, and other mathematical concepts necessary for calculation of resistances, reactances, AC voltage, and current distribution in series, parallel, and combination circuits.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
F         01:00PM-05:15PM LEC W.Ng                 SCC MAIN RHN 338         25968 
Textbook
On-Campus


ET 315    Mathematics for Semiconductor Theory    3 Units

Prerequisite: ET 300, 301, 310, and 311 with grades of "C" or better.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ET 320 and 330.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a detailed study of the mathematics required to solve problems in semiconductor circuit theory. Some of these math functions include: vector algebra, load line plotting, decibel theory and application, common and natural log functions, power supply analysis, calculation of input and output bandwidth characteristics of semiconductor amplifiers, use of rate-of-change functions to study slope of lines and their relationship to amplifier impedances, and use of network theorems to simplify complex biasing networks.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         05:30PM-08:35PM LEC W.Ng                 SCC MAIN RHN 338         31139 
Textbook
On-Campus


ET 320    Semiconductor Theory    5 Units

Prerequisite: ET 300, 301, 310, and 311 with a grades of "C" or better or equivalent.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ET 315.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a detailed study of diodes, transistors, FET's, linear IC's and their use in power supplies, AC and DC small signal and large signal amplifiers. Laboratory will stress the troubleshooting and repair of each type of power supply and amplifier circuit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC W.Ng                 SCC MAIN RHN 338         24240 
Textbook
Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB W.Ng                 SCC MAIN RHN 338           
Sa        03:20PM-06:25PM LAB W.Ng                 SCC MAIN RHN 338           
On-Campus


ET 340    Basic Microprocessors    5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ET 490.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This is a beginning course dealing with the circuitry and use of the microprocessor. Peripheral hardware is also considered so that the student may gain an overview of a complete computer system. The scope of the course includes machine language programming in order to provide a base for understanding the dynamic operation of the entire system. Troubleshooting philosophy is stressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC M.Duvall             SCC MAIN RHN 339         24248 
Textbook
MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB M.Duvall             SCC MAIN RHN 339           
On-Campus


ET 350    Receiver Circuits    5 Units

Prerequisite: ET 315, 320, and 330 with grades of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on the principles of radio receivers using AM, FM, and single sideband modulation systems. The course will also present associated control circuits and power supply circuitry for receivers.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 07-Dec 15
TTh       10:00AM-11:35AM LEC M.Duvall             SCC MAIN RHN 339         27570 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-03:25PM LAB M.Duvall             SCC MAIN RHN 339           
On-Campus


ET 390    Microprocessor Systems - Troubleshooting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ET 340 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course will focus on the principles of microprocessor system control and troubleshooting. Study will include measurement transducers, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, power supplies, and power users. All concepts processes will be coordinated by a microprocessor to perform a desired function.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC M.Duvall             SCC MAIN RHN 339         27578 
Textbook
MW        02:15PM-05:20PM LAB M.Duvall             SCC MAIN RHN 339           
On-Campus


ET 490    Advanced Student Projects Laboratory    2 Units

Prerequisite: ET 306 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Advisory: ET 300 and ET 301 with grades of "C" or better. Concurrent enrollment in ET 340 is advised.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an opportunity for students to pursue advanced projects selected by the Electronics Technology Department staff. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         10:00AM-10:50AM LAB W.Ng                 SCC MAIN RHN 338         27920 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 27920 Textbook
LAB TBA refers to 5 additional hours of Lab per week to be arranged
On-Campus


ET 495    Independent Studies in Electronics Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent study of an electronic topic or research project. This course is for students who wish to develop an in-depth understanding in fundamental topics of electronics technology and to learn to work in a collaborative atmosphere with instructors and other students. Instructor approval is required to enroll in this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Duvall              TBA TBA                 31742 
Textbook
On-Campus

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: January 10, 2011